Flood Preparation Update 3/14/2019 3:45pm: Sandbags and sand have been delivered to locations in Rochester and Cedar Bluff. Cedar County residents, if you need to obtain sandbags to protect property, you can find sand and sandbags in Rochester at the corner of Washington St. and 1st St.; In Cedar Bluff, these materials can be found at the corner of State-Cedar Bluff Street and Water-Cedar Bluff Street. NOTE: If you take sandbags, you are responsible for the proper disposal of the sandbags! Do not return sand or sandbags to distribution site. When done using the sandbags, empty the sand and dispose of the empty bags with refuse. Thank you for your cooperation!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan
Cedar County Emergency Management Commission has opened a request for proposal for an update to its Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. The RFP can be found in the following document.
The official posting location for the Cedar County Emergency Management Commission and the Cedar County Joint 911 Service Board will be as follows: the Emergency Management Agency Administrative Offices (1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); the Cedar County Courthouse (400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); or the Cedar County EMA website, ema.cedar-county.org. Agendas for all meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting start time.
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. This is coordinated effort, involving not only local, state, and federal governmental agencies, but also volunteer organizations and private sector businesses. Within an integrated framework, all of these groups work together to assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
From natural disasters to acts of terror, we are aware of the all too frequent events that impact our lives, our communities, and even countries halfway around the world. No single agency has the capacity, skills and resources, with which to address these disasters successfully. Disasters demand a combined and coordinated approach, linking the expertise and resources of the emergency management community and local authorities with a variety of other organizations. You can help by being prepared.
To many, responding to disasters and emergencies does not come naturally. Cedar County response efforts have been developed through the use of thorough and informed planning, training, exercises, and unfortunately, experience of responding to past disasters. Emergency management is more than just responding to an event; it is a continuous circle of planning, testing, evaluating and mitigating. Learn more about the Emergency Management Planning Cycle and the events that have occurred in Cedar County.
Training is essential to our mission. Local responders can check this link for information regarding upcoming course descriptions
Click on this link for information regarding our Office's calendar for additional training opportunities and public education meetings.
From river gauges to radar, from traffic cameras to winter weather information, these links are some of the tools we use to help prepare Cedar County.
Cedar County Emergency Management
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, Iowa 52772, United States
Or call for an appointment... (563) 886-3355
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